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Lot #    9268
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 11:27:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ba-Meh Nivshe’ah
Title (Hebrew)    במה נושע
Author    [Only Ed.] Zev Wolf ben Jacob Mendlin
City    Peterburg
Publisher    F. G. Pines ve-Y. Tsederboim
Publication Date    1883
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 48 pp., 217:117 mm., wide margins, usual age staining. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   Essays on the improvement of the economic condition of the Jews in Russia by Zev Wolf ben Jacob Mendlin. This information is restated on the bottom of the title page in Cyrillic. On the verso of the title page are the contents, which consist of four essays. The essays are on the material condition of Russian Jewry; our strength and salvation; our salvation and our help, selah; and halakhah le-ma’aseh. These essays were originally published in ha-Malitz between 1879 and 1882.

Zev Wolf ben Jacob Mendlin was a Russian Hebrew economist; born at Moghilef-on-the-Dnieper 1842. He was the first of the Hebrew writers to treat of economic questions in their application to the condition of the Jewish masses in Russia. About 1862 he went to Germany, where he studied the labor movement under Lassalle. This movement roused his ambition to go more deeply into the study of economics and cooperation. In 1879 Mendlin made his first appearance as a writer in Ha-Meliz, with an article on the economic condition of the Russian Jews; and since then he has contributed articles on the same and allied questions to Ha-Zefirah, Ha-Melz, Ruskii Yevrei, Voskhod, and Ulei. Mendlin’s other works, in addition to Ba-Meh, are Mekore ha-Osher (Odessa, 1898), a politico-economic study; and Quellen fun Selbsthilfe (in Yiddish), ib. 1894. In these writings Mendlin points to the mutual aid and cooperative organizations as the most effective means of improving the wretched condition of the Jewish masses in Russia. Mendlin also effected the founding of certain charitable institutions in the Jewish community of Odessa, where he resided.

Paragraph 2    כוללת ארבעה מאמרים בשאלת הטבת מצב החמרי של יהודי רוסיא מאת זאב וואלף ב"ר יעקב מענדלין...

התוכן: א. על דבר מצב החומרי של יהודי רוסיא. ב. מה כחנו ומה ישועתנו. ג. ישועתנו ועזרתנו סלה. ד. הלכה למעשה. ארבעת המאמרים נדפסו תחילה ב"המליץ", 1882 ,1880 ,1879.

   BE bet 969; JE; CD-EPI 0300767
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica